As the Black Lives Matter movement keeping pushing forward, hip hop continues to help spread the needed message through music. The latest comes from Randy Savvy, who has liberated a new single titled “COLORBLIND (Dr. Dre Mix),” named so after the legendary producer behind the heartfelt record. The single acts as a juxtaposition between the red and blue lights of a cop car and the red and blue colored gangs that create violence and separation in his community:
“Red light, blue light, yellow tape, black face, white chalk on the ground, sometimes I wish I was colorblind because that shit brings me down, knew a couple soldiers that went on some missions lost and ain’t been found, damn...”
The track also sees an accompanying visual courtesy of Director Gayle, which shows various shots of Randy Savvy with his horses, on his porch, and in his neighborhood against footage of police cars, guns, and other dark symbols representing the tragedies that are taking place around him — a perfect match for the song’s thought-provoking subject matter. As a REVOLT exclusive, Randy Savvy further explained the meaning behind “COLORBLIND (Dr. Dre Mix)”:
“This is an important record and moment for Black people. Our history matters, our culture matters, our Lives matter. I’m excited to be part of the next wave of Artists making music with a healing message. ‘COLORBLIND’ is exactly that message, so I felt it was the right record to introduce myself with. It’s time for a positive change.”
A real-life cowboy, Randy Savvy grew up in the Richland Farms area of Compton on one of the last black family-owned ranches in the United States, giving him a mix of both country and city life. Following his graduation from higher learning, he launched his now-widely known Compton Cowboys collective, which provides horseback riding services to local at-risk youth.
Press play on “COLORBLIND (Dr. Dre Mix)” below.